This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, Decode Genetics researchers publish genome sequencing data showing that children of older fathers have a higher de novo mutation rate. "Most notably, the diversity in mutation rate of single nucleotide polymorphisms is dominated by the age of the father at conception of the child," the researchers write, and the effect translates to about two mutations for every additional year of the father's age.

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